MCT-Oil Powder

We launched our MCT-Oil Powder because we were tired of overpaying for a product especially with all of the fillers. So we sourced a great tasting pure mct-oil. In addition we reached out to a local doctor to get his feedback on MCT-OIL as we get so many questions about it. These views are his and his opinions where he offers sources.

MCT Oil / Powder Benefits

What: MCT Oil or Powder is a type of supplement made from medium-chain triglycerides, a type of fat.  

Where: This type of fat is found naturally in certain oils like coconut (55%) and palm (54%) and in some types of dairy such as breast milk (8-10%) and butter (8%), although the percentage is much lower than what you would find in a supplement (100%) like Sally Sue’s MCT Powder. (1, 9)

Why: Medium chain fats are digested and used for energy more quickly than other types of fat you typically eat like nuts and seeds (2). They have also been shown to increase endurance in recreational athletes performing moderate- and high-intensity exercise (3).  MCT’s also have been shown to reduce body weight, reduce waist size, help prevent obesity and help control blood sugar and manage diabetes (4, 5, 6, 7).  Our brains also may benefit from MCT’s in some big ways.  Recent studies have shown MCT’s can play a role in the treatment and possible prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (8, 10, 11).

Things to Consider: MCT Oil has a natural laxative effect.  Meaning, it can often be used to help with constipation and regulating bowel movements.  I would suggest if you plan on using MCT Oil for this purpose you consult with someone who has used it for this reason.  This person should help you create a plan because too much MCT oil too quickly can lead to intense abdominal cramping, stomachpain, vomiting or even diarrhea.  

The Bottom Line: MCT Oil or Powder is a worthwhile addition to a balanced diet and lifestyle for many individuals for various reasons.

*If you are unsure whether adding this supplement or any other is right for you or you seem to be having any negative effects from this supplement or any other,please consult a Healthcare Professional who has training in this area.

Dr. Robert Newhalfen, or Dr. Bob as many know him, is an American Doctor of Chiropractic.  He currently practices full time at his company Motus Integrative Health in Schererville, IN.  Dr. Bob also runs Motus Education, a continuing education company geared primarily at educating people how to live a healthier, higher performing life.  Dr. Bob is a strong believer in “practicing what he preaches.” As he is continually learning and trying new things, you can be assured that almost everything Dr. Bob recommends is something he has actually tried himself.  He currently resides in Frankfort, Illinois with his lovely wife Kristen, super cool kids Olivia and John, and his awesome dogsLucy and Scooter. He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising and trying new things.